The Land of Majestic Grandeur - Rajasthan #rajasthaninphotos

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Day 7

Some random posing..One of the most picturesque properties to stay @hotellakend

Photo of Hotel Lakend, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

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Day 5

A person who has remained strong forever..There will be a day when he can keep his head in her lap and let it all go..He can afford to be weak for a moment..But just right then there would be someone who would need him again..And he will have to be strong again..Not your regular sunset

Photo of Nakki Lake, Mount Abu, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul

The Rajputana Club constructed 135 years ago, enjoyed the patronage of the British Officers & all the Maharajas of Rajputana & Gujarat..Abu was the summer capital during the British Raj.

Photo of Cama Rajputana Club Resort, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

It is named Guru-Shikhar or 'the peak of the guru' after Dattatreya, an incarnation of Vishnu, and a cave at the summit contains a temple dedicated to him, plus one dedicated his mother, Anasuya, wife of sage Atri nearby.

Photo of Guru Shikhar, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul
Day 6

What a view to wake up to... The perfect morning.....Somehow in thus hustle and bustle we have forgotten how beautiful and soothing early mornings can be..Nature's cure for people suffering from stress...wake up early... Take a walk... Keep a smile... And you will be forever free from depression.

Photo of Hotel Lakend, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

“You don't take a photograph... You make it“ - Ansel Adams..For a blogger it is very difficult to ask someone to pose for you... This time it was my sister who obliged.

Photo of Moti Magri, Zinc Park, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul

Life is a lot about black and white... Try finding the Grey instead..Buddha gave the concept of 'The Middle Path'... There have been multiple interpretations of it..The Joker's simple interpretation is to follow and lead a balanced life... And not to dive in extreme indulgences.

Photo of Maharana Pratap Smarak Samiti Moti Magri, Zinc Park, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

Life is full of colors... Choose yours... And live it to the fullest.. Nothing is good or bad... Nothing is right or wrong.. It's all about perspectives.

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

For the love of these ancient architectural windows..Each one had a different story..Each one had a different view

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

The butterfly about to take off.....An embodiment of liberated, brave and strong womanhood..Throughout her life she took decisions which were righteous and straight from heart

Photo of Hotel Lakend, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

When a picture is like poetry... Nobody could have come up with such a painting..They say that we are living in more creative times... I believe when it comes to architecture the medieval times had better and amazing thought process.

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

From the butterfly to the peacock.....The 'Mor Chowk' or the Peacock Square is an important part of the City Palace at Udaipur..It consists of three picturesque peacocks made up with more than 5000 pieces of glass reflecting blue, green and gold colors

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

Over 400 years of Mewar dynasty's history is associated with the City Palace of Udaipur constructed by Maharaja Udai Singh II..Situated on the east Bank of Lake Pichola... It is a serene spectacle..One of the largest structure of fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul
Day 7

Saheliyon-ki-Bari or the Garden of the Maidens was built by Maharana Sangram Singh for her Queen and her 48 maids who accompanied the queen in her marriage...It is situated on the Banks of Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur..The garden consists of many fountains and a huge pool.

Photo of Saheliyon Ki Badi, Saheli Marg, New Fatehpura, Panchwati, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

Nested within the Aravali moubtain range, overlooking Lake Pichola The City Palace at Udaipur was built in an extravagant Rajasthani style...It was one of the largest contributions of Maharana Udai Singh II when he moved the capital of Mewar dynasty from Chittor to new found city of Udaipur..

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

Either the glass is half full or half empty..Another Day Another Door..A classic from the City Palace

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

Fateh Sagar Lake is an artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur and Mewar..There are three mini islands within the lake - the largest is Nehru Park, second houses a public park which includes a water jet fountain and the last being the Udaipur Solar Observatory.

Photo of Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul

A mesmerizing sight of City Palace at Udaipur... Captured from Ambrai Ghat..Ambrai ghat is an awesome location but is hidden if you are a regular tourist..You need to walk to this location and a major portion of the walk is just two feet wide

Photo of Ambrai Ghat, Cheerwa, Ambamata, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

The City Palace has a special section dedicated to the Royal women...known as the Zenana Mahal...Every section of City palace is superbly decorated but my favorite is The Blue Room..The Blue room is the highlight of the Zenana Mahal

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

Chandra Mahal or Chandra Niwas is the most commanding building in the City Palace complex, on its west end...It is a seven-storeyed building and each floor has been given a specific name such as the Sukh-Niwas..."Sukh Nivas" or the "Hall of Rest" - Sukh Niwas is painted in Wedgewood blue.

Photo of City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul
Day 1

This was the way the royal women could get a slice of life of the commoners... While they could just admire the beauty of the monument. Each of them wanted a life lived by the other. Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace of winds' is an extraordinaire Rajput monument highlighting the Rajasthani architecture.

Photo of Hawa Mahal, Jaipur,Rajasthan, Anand Nagar Road, Anand Nagar Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Manas Mukul

It's a wonderful and marvellous fusion of Rajput and Mughal Architecture. The benevolent Maharaja created a special gallery for the Artisans of that Era where they could come and showcase their art which is still alive in the complex.

Photo of City Palace Jaipur, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

The Epitome of Rajasthani Grandeur - It's a marvel in itself as it is a fusion of Rajput, Chalukya, Maru-Gurjara and Mughal Architecture. The City palace complex lies in the heart of Jaipur city.

Photo of City Palace Jaipur, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

This is how an entrance of a home in a Rajasthani Village looks like..Chokhi Dhani is one of the most authentic recreated resorts I have ever been to. It literally has an village which creates the real magic of a Rajasthani culture experience

Photo of Chokhi Dhani, Chokhi Dhani, Sukhdeopura Nohara, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

A local village boy performing.. Some people eat fire for dinner..Not everybody is as privileged..Remember the next time you leave food in your plate..So many people are going to bed hungry.

Photo of Chokhi Dhani, Sukhdeopura Nohara, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul
Day 2

It's not about how beautiful or ugly you are... It's never about what anybody else thinks.....It is always about what you think about yourself... Everybody is beautiful in their own unique way... You just have to believe in yourself...Just be YOU

Photo of Jaigarh Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul

Jaigarh fort over looking Amer fort through a Jharokhas (window)..The Queens used to reside in Amer fort while The King's abode was Jaigarh fort..It was their subtle way to always get a glimpse of their Queens...Royalty and their mysteries..

Photo of Jaigarh Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul

The love of window continues..They have Witnessed many victories and defeats.. The Flag is still flying proudly..Many of enemies have been spotted and killed through these windows..The wall are still with their guards high..Somebody please go and tell them that the wars are over.

Photo of Jaigarh Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul

Knock... Knock.. For the love of doors...Now past their prime... They look worn... Tired... And beaten up..Everybody left only they remain..I am sure they would have said.....You will keep leaving... I will keep loving..

Photo of Jaigarh Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul

"If you want the people to understand you, invite them to your life and let them see the world from your window" -Mehmet Murat ildan. These windows have witnessed more life and death than anyone in a single lifetime.

Photo of Jaigarh Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan by Manas Mukul

The settlement at Amer was founded by Raja Alan Singh, a ruler from the Chanda clan of Meenas in 967 CE..The Amer Fort, as it stands now, was built over the remnants of this earlier structure during the reign of Raja Man Singh, the Kachwaha King of Amer.

Photo of Amer Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

Amer Palace or Amber fort was ruled by Raja Maan Singh. This palace was the abode to Queens of the kingdom...It is connected by a secret passage to the Jaigarh Fort..Which was meant for the King to visit the Queen at any given time of the day.

Photo of Amer Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

Everybody is same in the eyes of a Door..Whether you are Royalty... Soldier...or a Commoner... You have to bow down and pass through it..It never differentiates... Just opens its arms and welcomes you.

Photo of Amer Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

The unique Rajput architecture - Live each day as it comes... No two days are going to be same... Keep smiling and look forward to make the most of each day..Keep hustling... Keep moving.

Photo of Amer Fort, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul
Day 3

The Jantar Mantar monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, and completed in 1734..It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Photo of Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

When a museum outdoes your monuments - The museum has a rich collection of artifacts including paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal. The collection includes coins from the Gupta Empire, Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire.. An Egyptian mummy is the main attraction.

Photo of Albert Hall Museum, Ram Niwas Garden, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

The Jal Mahal or the Water Palace.....A picturesque view of a palace surrounded by water of the Man Sagar Lake on all sides..A marvel of Rajput architecture.

Photo of Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul
Day 4

Some would say that the clouds have engulfed the sunset at one of the most beautiful and highest sunset points of west India..I say they have given a new life... New perspective to the whole view.

Photo of Sunset Point, Anadara Road, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

The butterfly about to flutter. .To fly.. To dream. .To achieve. .To succeed..To win

Photo of Cama Rajputana Club Resort, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul

The morning hues coupled with really dense low hanging monsoon clouds..The Seeker..On the pursuit of Bodhi or Buddha.

Photo of Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India by Manas Mukul
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